turbojet

noun

tur·​bo·​jet ˈtər-bō-ˌjet How to pronounce turbojet (audio)
1
: an airplane powered by turbojet engines
2

Examples of turbojet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Measuring about 5½ feet long and equipped with twin turbojets manufactured in-house by the company, the Roadrunner can be kitted out with a variety of payloads. Sam Dean, Los Angeles Times, 1 Dec. 2023 For any plane hoping to dethrone the Blackbird, its engine needs to somehow seamlessly transition between turbojet, ramjet, and back to turbojet—and Hermeus has already pulled off that delicate piece of aviation engineering. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 25 Jan. 2023 It was powered by two small turbojet engines and its top speed was only around 200 miles per hour, in the interest of safety. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 27 Jan. 2023 The missile borrows its booster from the S-125 anti-air missile and uses an MS-400 turbojet for cruising. David Axe, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Calio was appointed chief operating officer, a new position that will oversee Pratt & Whitney’s businesses that include commercial and military engines, airborne auxiliary power units and turbojet propulsion systems. Stephen Singer, courant.com, 14 Feb. 2022 In a turbojet, the air enters from the front and is first compressed (to increase its energy potential) by rotating blades, then mixed with fuel and ignited. Jacopo Prisco, CNN, 16 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of turbojet was in 1945

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“Turbojet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turbojet. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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turbojet

noun
tur·​bo·​jet ˈtər-bō-ˌjet How to pronounce turbojet (audio)
: an airplane powered by turbojet engines

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